Living Wage Calculation for Gadsden, AL

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual must earn to support their family, if they are the sole provider and are working full-time (2080 hours per year). All values are per adult in a family unless otherwise noted. The state minimum wage is the same for all individuals, regardless of how many dependents they may have. The poverty rate is typically quoted as gross annual income. We have converted it to an hourly wage for the sake of comparison.

For further detail, please reference the technical documentation here.

Hourly Wages 1 Adult 1 Adult 1 Child 1 Adult 2 Children 1 Adult 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Adults (1 Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working Part Time) 1 Child* 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Living Wage $9.59 $21.07 $26.86 $33.28 $15.95 $21.37 $23.83 $25.63 $12.10 $7.68 $12.10 $14.72 $17.00
Poverty Wage $5.00 $7.00 $9.00 $11.00 $7.00 $9.00 $11.00 $13.00 $3.00 $4.00 $5.00 $6.00
Minimum Wage $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25

*Documentation for families with an adult working part-time is available separately, here.

Typical Expenses

These figures show the individual expenses that went into the living wage estimate. Their values vary by family size, composition, and the current location.

Annual Expenses 1 Adult 1 Adult 1 Child 1 Adult 2 Children 1 Adult 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Adults (1 Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working Part Time) 1 Child* 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Food $2,983 $4,516 $6,722 $8,882 $5,469 $6,921 $8,888 $10,799 $5,469 $6,921 $8,888 $10,799
Child Care $0 $4,966 $9,820 $14,674 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,966 $9,820 $14,674
Medical $2,112 $7,416 $7,130 $7,290 $4,180 $7,130 $7,290 $7,148 $4,180 $7,130 $7,290 $7,148
Housing $4,812 $7,632 $7,632 $9,468 $5,916 $7,632 $7,632 $9,468 $4,812 $7,632 $7,632 $9,468
Transportation $4,401 $8,358 $10,918 $11,911 $8,358 $10,918 $11,911 $11,951 $8,358 $10,918 $11,911 $11,951
Other $2,458 $4,008 $4,826 $6,010 $4,008 $4,826 $6,010 $5,474 $4,008 $4,826 $6,010 $5,474
Required annual income after taxes $16,766 $36,896 $47,048 $58,235 $27,931 $37,426 $41,731 $44,840 $26,827 $42,392 $51,551 $59,514
Annual taxes $3,183 $6,925 $8,828 $10,980 $5,254 $7,025 $7,831 $8,469 $5,102 $7,955 $9,672 $11,219
Required annual income before taxes $19,949 $43,821 $55,876 $69,214 $33,185 $44,451 $49,562 $53,310 $50,348 $31,929 $50,348 $61,222 $70,734

Typical Annual Salaries

These are the typical annual salaries for various professions in this location.

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $79,060
Business & Financial Operations $54,040
Computer & Mathematical $52,760
Architecture & Engineering $59,880
Life, Physical, & Social Science $52,530
Community & Social Service $35,780
Legal $36,360
Education, Training, & Library $43,050
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $23,060
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $46,840
Healthcare Support $23,140
Protective Service $31,100
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,290
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $19,740
Personal Care & Service $18,680
Sales & Related $19,970
Office & Administrative Support $25,050
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $44,820
Construction & Extraction $30,640
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $37,620
Production $25,660
Transportation & Material Moving $28,740